Smoke and Mirrors/Penn OUT Loud
Art Show•Gallery Crawl•Dance Party
June 10 from 3pm- til midnight.
This year we are taking PRIDE in our ART! We will be reflecting on the creative side of our LGBTQ+ community’s pride! The event, “Smoke and Mirrors”, represents everyone’s personal coming out journey through the smoky, hazy unknown into the mirror stage of reflection. Now it’s our time to SHINE! Corny? Yes, but we can all relate!
Spend the day visiting over a dozen supportive community spaces, strolling Penn Ave (Garfield, 15224) through interactive exhibits and exploring the many facets of Pride through the years. All evening long you can enjoy independent LGBTQ+ performers and see lots of queer art by people from the Pittsburgh community. We love local! And the night won’t end until we get the chance to dance! We’re gonna dust off those disco balls and break out the glowsticks for this one! Our Smoke and Mirrors Disco Dance Party with babe dj’s- Kates Weeney and Stephanie Tsong is gonna sparkle!
Most activities, events and stops are FREE! (food, drinks and small cover charges may apply at various events) There will be plenty of recovery friendly stops and many that are open to all ages! We are also committed to making sure that venues will be as handicap accessible as possible.
SO FAR— get ready for it all—
•Lots of art and spoken word at Bunker Projects
•Special VIP Reflections pride art discussion at Union Project
•Dance awesomess and Project Silk at Level Up Studios
•Info tables and resources at Thomas Merton Center
•Beautiful things on display at The Clay Penn.
•Queer PGH and Assemble will be hosting a queer craft market
•The Big Idea Bookstore, Inc will have a sidewalk book sale
•Nexus Pittsburgh will have their very own artspace
•Most Wanted Fine Art- will have The Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents and #amplify project, CatsCall Jewelry, art by Sam Thorp, Your Critter Sitters, OfficeWorx cleaners!
•There will be open mic and a Spoken Word Corner at The Irma Freeman Center for Imagination
•Vendors from Cait DiCicco from Green Mountain Energy, Fair Moans and more!
•Snowcones on sale by the No Labels Club from Urban Pathways K-5 College Charter School
•Food and goodies by Artisan Cafe, Apteka, Spak Brothers Pizza, Bantha Tea Bar
•Workshop PGH DIY School will be our main stage for performances by LGBTQ Bert queer comedy troupe, Mark Lykkos, Serpentine, Kara Lynne Laus, •f i g•, Big Splash and more!
The evening will end with our DISCOBALL DANCE PARTY from Bubblepop honey dj’s Kates Weeney and Stephanie Tsong. You are not going to want to miss that!
•Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force will be on hand for testing and many other local groups will be set up for info, activities and vending! We are dilligiently working on confirming new orgs, so keep an eye out as we get closer to see who will be there!
Stay tuned to see more additions to the lineup! We are going to have tons of independent local LGBTQ+ performers and artists at our FREE EVENT!
Interested in getting involved as a performer, art, vendor, volunteer or sponsor- please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org!
The GLCC is dedicated to ensuring all of our events are as accessible as possible. Please send an email to email@example.com if you require any sort of accommodation to ensure accessibility, and we’ll see to it that your needs are met. We want to be sure ALL are welcomed to celebrate pride on Penn!